キャンディー Need help with a キャンディー timeline!

crazyaboutcandy posted on Jun 02, 2013 at 02:39AM
I do a lot of candy buffets and I am working on a retro one and need actual dates of when all types of candy was introduced. Because of so much misprinted and incorrect information online Please help me and provide source information such as a company website if you can...


1941 - M&M chocolate candies are first introduced to American GIs serving in WWII
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1年以上前 crazyaboutcandy said…

MIKE AND IKE® chewy fruit flavored candies in 1940

HOT TAMALES® in 1950

TEENEE BEANEE® gourmet jelly beans in 1977

ZOURS® in 1999


1949 - Jolly Rancher Candy Company founded.

1997 - Hershey introduces JOLLY RANCHER Sugar Free Hard Candy.

1997 - Hershey introduces JOLLY RANCHER Jelly Beans.

1999 - Hershey introduces JOLLY RANCHER Lollipops.

2001 - Hershey introduces JOLLY RANCHER Fruit Chew Lollipops.

2001 - Hershey introduces JOLLY RANCHER Fruit Chews Candy.

2004 - Hershey introduces JOLLY RANCHER ROCKS Hard Candies, bite-size candies with bold JOLLY RANCHER flavor.

2005 - Hershey introduces new Bold Fruit Smoothie JOLLY RANCHER Jelly Beans.

2006 - Hershey introduces new JOLLY RANCHER Sour Blasts candy and JOLLY RANCHER Double Blasts candy.
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1年以上前 crazyaboutcandy said…
Bit-O-Honey was introduced in 1924

NECCO WAFERS - invented in 1847

CHUCKLES - originated in 1921

ABBA ZABBA - originated in 1920 at Cardinet Candy, CA

CHICK-O-STICK - invented in late 1930's in Lufkin, TX at Atkinson Candy Co.

DUM-DUMS - invented in 1924 Akron Candy Co. - did you know they always have a mystery flavor

HERSHEY KISSES - invented in 1907. For the first 14 years packaging was by hand, wrapped one at a time, until the requisite machines were developed in 1921

RING POP - The Topps Co. invented in 1977. Origin in Disco era, the age of bling

IDAHO SPUD - 1918 Idaho Candy Co

BONOMO TURKISH TAFFY - stopped making candy in 1989 after Tootsie Roll Industries bought rights to it in 1980. Tootsie Roll makes Doscher's Vanilla French Chew which they say in their opinion is identical in taste and texture. NOW IN PRODUCTION AGAIN 2011

ZAGNUT - launched in 1930 by DL Clark Co - this candy bar always stood in shadow of famous older sibling, the Clark Bar.

WACK-O-WAX LIPS - Concord Confections. In the early days of the petroleum industry, 1850's, newly invented kerosene was used to light homes, the by-product - paraffin, was made into candies and chewing gum. In the 1920's the J W Glenn Co. of Buffalo had a hit with wintergreen flavored "horse teeth". The wax division was sold, over and over again, followed by a series of owners.


CHERRY MASH - 1918 The Chase Candy Co., St. Joseph, MO

MILK DUDS - 1920's originally Hoffman Candy Co. of Chicago. They were supposed to be round, but due to production error - they're not quite .... hence "dud".

VALOMILK - The Sifers Family of Kansas started making in 1903. Folklore has it that an employee ruined a batch of marshmallow after too many sips from a bottle of vanilla extract. Company president Harry Sifers liked the runny stuff enough to fill chocolate cups with it. The 5c Valomilk then was available at stores in 1931.

POP ROCKS - 1975. Tiny pockets of C02 are released in your mouth causing a popping noise. FACT: Pop Rocks do not cause your stomach to explode when mixed with soda pop!

Tootsie Rolls was made in 1896

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1年以上前 crazyaboutcandy said…

M&Ms Plain candies introduced in 1940
Smarties are introduced in 1949


Jolly Ranchers were created in 1951
Bazooka Joe Gum first appears on Topps Comics 1953


Starburst Fruit Chews introduced in 1960
Lemonheads are created in 1962


Skittles are introduced in 1974
Reeses Pieces are introduced in 1978


Gummi candy Bears were made in 1980
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1年以上前 crazyaboutcandy said…

1854 The first packaged box of Whitman's chocolate debuts thus being the advent of boxed chocolates as we know them today.
1868 Richard Cadbury introduces the first Valentine's Day box of chocolates.
1880s Wunderle Candy Company creates candy corn. In 1898, Goelitz Confectionery Company began making candy corn and has made this Halloween favorite longer than any other company. It remains one of the best selling Halloween candies of all times.
1893 William Wrigley, Jr. introduces Juicy Fruit Chewing Gum and Wrigley's Spearmint Chewing Gum.
1896 Tootsie Rolls debut, introduced by Leo Hirshfield of New York who named them after his daughter's nickname, "Tootsie".

1900 Milton S. Hershey of Lancaster , PA introduces the first Hershey milk chocolate bar. As one of the oldest American candy bars still in existence, it deserves to be called “The Great American Chocolate Bar”
1901 The King Leo pure peppermint stick candy was developed and trademarked.
1901 Multicolored candy disks called “NECCO wafers” first appear named for the acronym of the New England Confectionery Company.
1902 New England Confectionary Company (NECCO) makes the first conversation hearts which, to this day, continue to be a Valentine’s Day tradition.
1905 The Squirrel Brand Company of Massachusetts creates the first peanut bar known as the Squirrel Nut Zipper. This candy bar was, sadly, discontinued in the late 1980’s
1906 Hershey's Milk Chocolate Kisses chocolates appear in their familiar silver foil wraps.

1912 Life Savers, the candy named for its ring shape with the hole in the center is introduced in peppermint flavor. Twenty Two (22) years would pass before the popular five-flavor roll is introduced.
1912 The Whitman's Sampler box of chocolates is introduced and is the first box of chocolates to include an index allowing chocolate lovers to specifically choose the candy that they want to eat.
1913 Goo Goo Clusters, a Southern favorite, was the first bar to combine milk chocolate, caramel, marshmallow and peanuts.

1920 Fannie May Candies opens its first retail candy shop in Chicago .
1920 The Baby Ruth candy bar is introduced and is named for President Grover Cleveland's daughter not the famous baseball player.
1921 Chuckles - colorful, sugared jelly candies are first made.
1922 Goldenberg's Peanut Chews, made in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania are introduced and take on a cult status amongst East Coast candy lovers.
1923 The Mounds Chocolate Bar is offered which includes coconut filling encased in rich milk chocolate.
1923 The Milky Way Candy Bar is introduced by the Mars family. The candy bar was designed to taste like Malted Milk.
1925 Bit-O-Honey the honey-flavored taffy bar made with bits of almond is first introduced.
1926 Milk Duds are introduced
1927 McKeesport Candy Co. was established. Although not as important as the introduction of a new candy bar, we couldn’t resist including ourselves.
1928 Heath Bars appear, offering chocolate covered toffee.
1928 An important year for any candy lover as the beloved Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups is introduced. It remains one of the best selling candy bars of all times!

1930 M&M Mars introduces the Snickers Bar which, to date, is the best selling candy bar of all time. It was named after one of the family’s beloved horses…
1931 Tootsie Roll Pops are introduced and are consider by some to be the first “novelty candy” as they combined two candies in one.
1931 A fortunate accident involving Marshmallow at the Sifer’s Candy Company lead to the creation of the Valomilk Candy Bar.
1932 M&M Mars introduces the MARS Candy Bar which was renamed Snickers Almond Crunch in the late 1990’s. The formula remains the same with the only difference being the name!
1932 Ferrara Pan Candy Company, located in Chicago , introduces Red Hot Cinnamon candy known as Red Hots.
1932 M&M Mars debuts the 3 Musketeers Bar, made as a three-flavor bar featuring chocolate, vanilla and strawberry nougat. This flavor combination would last for thirteen (13) years.
1936 In a break from tradition, William Luden, one of the creators of Cough Drops, introduces the 5 th Avenue Candy Bar.
1939 Hershey's Miniatures chocolate bars debut.

1941 "M&M's" Plain Chocolate Candies are introduced in response to depressed chocolate sales in summer. Fifty-nine years later, M&M Mars shortened the name to M&M’s.
1942-1945 Working hard to maintain high wartime morale, female employees at Whitman’s Candy Company secretly slipped notes to soldiers in boxes of Whitman’s Chocolate Samplers destined for military shipment. The notes resulted in several long-term friendships and even a few marriages.
1945 M&M Mars decides to change the formula in the 3 Musketeers Bar to All Chocolate
1949 Junior Mints were introduced.
1949 Smarties candy roll wafers are introduced. They are often referred to as “candy pills”.
1949 El Bubble Bubble Gum Cigars are the first five-cent bubble gum.

1954 Marshmallow Peeps are introduced by Just Born, Inc. in the shape of Easter chicks.
1950 Bobs Candy Canes, sold under the Cris Cringle brand, are introduced.
1958 Candy Necklaces, a retro candy classic, are introduced.

1960 In an effort to create a healthy candy product, M&M Mars Starburst Fruit Chews are introduced and later fortified with Vitamin C.
1960 Amurol confections introduce the first sugar free bubble gum called Blammo.
1960 Ferrara Pan Candy Company introduces Lemonheads and later in the year, Apple Heads,Grape Heads and Orange Heads.
1963 Sweetarts are introduced.

1970 M&M Mars introduces the Snickers Munch Bar
1976 Herman Goelitz Company introduces the first individually flavored Jelly Bean known as Jelly Bellies.
1978 Fueled by the overwhelming success of Reese Peanut Butter Cups, Hershey’s introduces Reese Pieces.
1979 M&M Mars introduces the Twix Caramel Cookie Candy Bar.

1980 Herman Goelitz Company introduces the first American-made gummi bears and gummi worms. Traditionally, these candies were imported from Europe .
1981 Fueled by their success in Europe, M&M Mars introduces Skittle Bite Size Candies.

1992 M&M Mars introduces DOVE Dark Chocolate Bar and DOVE Milk Chocolate Bars
1994 M&M Mars introduces Starburst Jelly Beans.

1年以上前 crazyaboutcandy said…
CXP Brief The History of Candy in a Handy Candy History Time Chart

1868 - Richard Cadbury makes the first Valentine’s Day box of chocolates

1880s - Candy corn was created by the Wunderle Candy Company.

1890 - Hershey milk chocolate bar was made.

1893 - Juicy fruit gum was made

1896 - Named after his daughter’s nickname, Leo Hirshfield introduces the Tootsie Rolls. Some other interesting history I recently leaned about is that “In 1935 the company was in difficulty due to possibly loosing a key customer. Bernard D. Rubin was able to restore the company to health. He died in 1948 after significantly increasing the comanie sales. The company has a great history.

1896 - Cracker Jack popcorn was invented (prize inside was invented in 1912)
1898 - Goelitz Confectionery Company also begins making candy corn.

1893 - Juicy fruit gum and Wrigleys Spearmint gum was introduced by William Wrigley Jr.

1890 - The first Hershey milk chocolate bar is invented by Milton S. Hershey.

1907 - Hershey Company makes Hershey Kisses

1908 - Toblerone chocolate is invented by a man named Theodore Tobler

1912 - The New England Confectionery Company makes wafers. Also known as NECCO wafers

1912 - Mint flavored Life Savers are created.

1912 - Clarence Crane of Cleveland, Ohio, invents Life Savers.

1920 - Baby Ruth were made and named after President Grover Cleveland's daughter instead of the baseball player.

1922 - Mounds were made

1923 - Milky Ways were invented and designed to taste like Malted Milk, made by the Mars family.

1923 - Reeses cups are made, which are now known as one of the top selling candies.

1924 - Bit-o-honey were made

1925 - Mr. Goodbar were created and are known for the combination of creamy milk chocolate and crunchy peanuts

1926 - Milk Duds were formulated, the original idea for the milk duds was for them to be perfectly round, finding that wouldn’t work, the word "dud" was used.

1927 - Raisinets were invented

1928 - Heath Bars were made

1929 - Twizzlers company is established.

Late 1920s - Butterfingers were made, and were the second top selling candy at that time. They were made by the same company that made Baby Ruth bars.

1930 - Snickers were designed and were named after the family’s horse.

1932 - 3 musketeers were made, named after four musketeers. However the company decided to only use three: Porthos, Arthor, and D’Artagnan.

1932 - Ferrara Pan Candy Company creates Red Hots

1933 - Kraft Caramels were made

1938 - Krackel bars were invented, at the time had almonds in the recipe. Not long after, it was decided that the almonds would be taken out.

1941 - Plain M&Ms were made, and are known for the six different colors.

1948 - Peter Paul Manufacturing Company makes Almond Joys.

1949 - Junior Mints were designed and it’s believed that they were named after the Sally Benson stories, from the New York Times and published in a book named Junior Miss.

1949 - Smarties were made

1951 - Jolly Ranchers were created and are loved for their long-lasting flavor.

1954 - M&Mswere improved and were now also had M&Ms with peanuts in them.
1958- Candy necklaces were created

1960 - Starburst fruit chews were invented in England, then being imported to America in 1976

1963 - Sweet Tarts were made

1976 - Jelly Bellies were created during the Civil War but officially made the Jelly belly candies in 1976.

1978 - The Reeses Company made Reese’s pieces, which was ETs favorite candy in the movie, E.T which was released in 1982.

1980 - Gummi candy Bears were made

1992 - NECCO makes conversation valentines hearts

1992 - Dove dark chocolate bars are made

2005 - BW Clifford Inc starts their on line store.

2006 - BW Clifford Inc found on Google under Wholesale Candy

2006 EOY - BW Clifford Inc has decent search engine placement (must stay modest)

2007 - 1Q BW Clifford targets new words such as candy store reengineers much of site layout. Waiting to see results. Used SEO tools 1st time.

2008 - Beginning 1Q2008 focused on the History of Candy. Building blocks for the future.

2009 - July some PITA causes me to change URL and actually gave me the opportunity to fix a lot from prior summer migration.

2009 - August made lots of improvements and site is reindexing, still waiting for page rank, started to move backlinks.

2009 - August 30 2009 changed domain using google webmaster tools. See page rank in webmaster tools but not on tool bar. Not much presence on title words. But seems to be improving. We'll see what hppens now that formally said moved.


1924Dum Dums® were invented in 1924

Bottlecaps: Introduced and winning the Candy of the Year Award in 1972, they are pieces of candy that are shaped like bottle caps, and taste like soda pop.
Fun Dip: Born into existance in 1942, they are great tasting lick and dip candy with an edible stick.
Gobstoppers: The year 1976 saw the introduction of Gobstoppers, which can be chewy or everlasting, and are fruity in flavour.
Laffy Taffy: Introduced in 1952, it is a chewy, fruity candy and is very much like salt water taffy.
Nerds: Introduced in 1983, they are small candies that come in a vary of abstract shapes and flavours.
Pixy Stix: Invented in 1971, they are mouth watering, flavorful powder candy that is packaged in a colorful straw.
Runts: First seen on the market in 1982, they are fruit flavoured and shaped candies.
Shocktarts: Introduced in 1982, they are very tart/sour candies that can really shock people, but also taste sort of fruity.
Sweetarts: Invented in 1963, they are a hard tablet of sweet and tart, fruit flavored candy.
Tangy Taffy: Invented in 1988, they are flavored candy taffy bars, with a slightly tangy flavor.
Tart 'n Tiny: Introduced in 1969, they are exactly what their name implies: small and somewhat sour.


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